High School student Myren is an international sensation today, after tweeting about his unconventional Prom experience.
Myren's parents disapprove of his relationship with his boyfriend, and wouldn't let him take his partner to Prom.
So, on Saturday night, Myren tweeted out to his followers about his experience.
"My parents told me I couldn't go to prom because I wanted to go with my boyfriend so I had to go behind their backs 😅" he tweeted.
The tweet has gone viral, with over 17,000 retweets and nearly 40,000 likes.
In an interview with Buzzfeed, Myren revealed, "They wanted me to end things with him and they tried grounding me to keep us from talking, but no matter what we found a way to talk."
“My dad said I knew better than to ask him. I knew I wouldn’t get a yes from them, but I thought maybe they would have a change of heart. They never did.”
The 17-year-old said he had nothing to lose by going against his parents wishes.
“My parents wont let me see him. It’s like I’m already living on punishment, so what do I have to lose by going to prom? Everyone’s mom was standing there taking pictures of their kids talking about how beautiful they looked and how they were so proud of them. I imagined what my mom would have looked like taking pictures of me in my suit. Everyone at the send off was a stranger to me except my boyfriend. None of his family came to his send off either.”
He also said he was grateful for the support, “I was surprised when I noticed that people were proud of me and that they respected the decision I had made.”
Myren followed up the story with a tweet about his parents, saying "They think I went to an ashawo party."
Regardless of his parents upsetting views, Myren had fun at his prom and claimed “When we were dancing together I teared up some because there were times where I never thought we would go to prom, but there we were." 💜